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Rosehill Family Medical Practice is a state of the art medical facility, with modern equipment and an enthusiastic and vibrant team of doctors, nurses and support staff ready to care for all your health needs.

GETTING VACCINATED
FOR COVID 19

Learn about getting vaccinated for COVID-19, including how the vaccine will be rolled out

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Total vaccinations as at 7 April
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New South Wales
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doses administered via GPs and health centres

Advice on Priority Groups

There is significant demand for safe and effective vaccines to end the COVID-19 pandemic. As vaccines become available, they will go to people in higher risk groups.
Priority groups are identified by considering current public health, medical and epidemiological evidence on who would be most affected if they contracted COVID-19.
For example, health and aged care workers are a priority group because they are at high risk of contracting COVID-19 due to their frequent contact with people.
They are also more likely to transmit the virus to vulnerable people through their work in hospitals and aged care facilities. It is for everyone’s benefit that this group is prioritised for vaccination so they can continue providing essential care.

Priority Groups

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised the Australian Government on which groups should be prioritised for the first doses of the  COVID-19 vaccination in Australia. This advice is consistent with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO).

COVID-19 vaccines approved
for use in Australia

The TGA has approved 2 vaccines for use in Australia, the:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca

This means these vaccines have met the TGA’s rigorous standards for safety, quality and efficacy. It will be VOLUNTARY and FREE to all Australian residents.

Proof of vaccination

When you get the COVID-19 vaccination it will be recorded in your immunisation history. You can see your immunisation history in your Medicare records. Your immunisation history will show each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine you have been given.

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Your Medicare records can be accessed online through

MyGov (if you have linked your Medicare account)

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Your Medicare account or app

Medicare Account
Medicare app

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Australian Immunisation Register

If you call and ask us to post your immunisation history statement, it may take up to 14 days to arrive.

What should I do before I get vaccinated for COVID-19?

Find out what you can do to be ready for your COVID-19 vaccine.

Why should I get vaccinated for COVID-19?

Vaccination is the most effective way to protect against infectious diseases. 

What happens after I am vaccinated for COVID-19?

COVID-19 vaccination is not a cure-all or a complete substitute for safe behaviour. It should supplement other public health rules and guidelines.  After you are vaccinated, COVID-safe measures remain in place.
These include:

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Case Studies

Woman researcher in laboratory testing samples on white blood cells

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?

All vaccines are thoroughly tested for safety before they are approved for use in Australia. This includes careful analysis of clinical trial data, ingredients, chemistry, manufacturing and other factors.

Types of vaccines being developed for COVID-19

There are many types of vaccines being developed for COVID-19. The common aim driving vaccine development is to cause an immune response that is specific to the COVID-19 coronavirus without making us sick.

What is coronavirus? The different types of coronaviruses

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness in humans and animals. Seven different types have been found in people, including those responsible for the SARS, MERS and COVID-19 epidemics.

Family Health

  • We deal with all acute presentations – chest pain, shortness of breath, cold and flu, vomiting and diarrhoea, headaches, injuries, joint pains, eye problems, rashes, etc.
  • Baby checks e.g. the 1 week and 6 week check
  • Immunisations for all ages, flu vaccine
  • Child health assessments – including behavioral and learning problems
  • Adolescent health advice
  • Aged care assessments e.g. 75+ health check, falls risk assessment
  • Contraception and fertility advice
  • Wound management – repair and review
  • Skin checks and management of skin lesions – e.g. removal, cryotherapy
  • Allergy advice and testing e.g. skin and food allergy
  • Basic counselling and advice e.g. stress management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Problem drinking, gambling
  • Injections and infusions e.g. for iron and vitamin B12
  • ECG – a test for the heart to diagnose abnormal rhythms and heart attacks
  • Spirometry – a test for lung function to diagnose conditions like asthma and emphysema
  • Ear syringing

Chronic Care

  • GP management plans and reviews
  • 45-69 health check
  • 75+ health check
  • Health checks for aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
  • Diabetes care
  • Asthma care
  • Chronic lung disease e.g. emphysema
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Weight loss management plans

personalised health care

Our goal is to support our patients and their families in achieving optimal health and wellbeing today and in the future

Women's Health

  • Pap smears
  • Breast checks
  • Fertility advice
  • Pre-conception planning – advice and checks before you get pregnant
  • Antenatal care – advice and checks during pregnancy – shared care available
  • Post-natal care – advice and checks after delivery
  • Contraception advice
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Mirena and IUD insertion and removal
  • Menopause and post-menopausal advice
  • Osteoporosis
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Mental Health

  • Mental health management plan and review
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child and teenager behavioural problems

Additional Services

  • Home visits – for selective regular patients who live in a 2km radius of the practice
  • Pathology services – Laverty Pathology provide services
  • Iron infusion
  • Toe nail resection
  • We can get an interpreter for your consult
  • Travel health – vaccination and advice
  • Work Cover
  • Pre-employment and insurance medicals

We are an AGPAL Accredited General Practice

AGPAL Accreditation helps you to know your doctor and practice team are committed to delivering high quality health care in a safe environment.